Rev. Gabriel Scarfia, OFM

Professor of Systematic Theology




S.T.D./Ph.D.R.S. The Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, degrees conferred 1982  (Dissertation subject: The Role of Faith Within the Sacraments According to St. Bonaventure [Louvain,1972])
S.T.L. The Catholic University of America, 1965
S.T.B. The Catholic University of America, 1964
M.A. St. Bonaventure University, 1964
B.A. St. Bonaventure University, 1960

Professional Memberships

Catholic Theological Society of America
College Theology Society
Société Théologique de Louvain


Principal Fields of Interests

Fr. Scarfia's major areas of concentration include ecclesiology, fundamental theology, Christology, theology of creation & grace, history of doctrine, and the general theology of the sacraments.

Service Activities

Member, East Aurora Ministerium
Editorial Associate, Franciscan Studies  

Works Published


"The Role of the Church's Faith Within the Sacramental Theology of Bonaventure," Franciscan Studies 39(1979) 206-29.

"Sacramenta fidei: Faith's Role Within the Sacraments According to Saint Bonaventure," Franziskanische Studien 70(1988) 235-309.

Book Reviews

Reviews have appeared in New Theology Review, Pastoral Life, The Cord, and Theological Studies.  

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